Are you up for a good city walk with some "body"? Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony Van Dyck and Jacob Jordaens, the three princes of the Antwerp Baroque, will gladly show you some of the Baroque architectural highlights of their city.
Your guide will provide an introduction to classical mythology in the courtyard of the Rubens House. Rubens purchased this house when he moved back to Antwerp after having spent eight years in Italy. He was inspired by antique architecture and the classical mythology which he learnt about in Italy for the renovation of the house.
Why did Rubens incorporate an ox skull in the portal? What is the meaning of the Latin proverbs above the portico entrances? Why did Rubens place a statue of Hercules in his garden pavilion? A unique online tour featuring 360° photography uncovers the portico and pavilion’s secrets and brings to life some rare traces of Rubens the architect.